I’m the proud owner of a dumb (that is, the antithesis of smart) Samsung flip phone. There are second-graders with more tablet experience than I have.
I’ve never Foursquared or Pinned anything or FaceTimed. I cannot type with my thumbs, and it has nothing to do with thick fingers. I’ve engaged in a couple rounds of Angry Birds on devices that weren’t my own and found it less thrilling than Ms. Pac-Man on my (still fully functional) Game Boy Color.
Truth be told, I haven’t gone much further than first base in my relationship with “modern technology.”
I assume that in the PR world this is blasphemy. How could anyone stay up to the second with news across all wires, blogs, and pay-walled newspaper sites?
How could anyone build rapport with reporters in different geographic regions?
How could anyone retain clients without at least a basic personal experience with the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (or something close)?